Tina Enghoff: Possible Relatives / Eventuella anhöriga

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The Danish photographer, Tina Enghoff has documented a part of human life that few are seldom witness to – death in the shape of traces left by people who have passed away alone.

Possible Relatives is a book about rejection, loneliness and invisibility – about the poverty of social contact in our otherwise economically developed welfare system.

“We who only see the empty rooms in this book, know nothing about the people who have left them. But we can surmise that most of those who have departed from earthly life in these apartments without calling for help, have given up all hope to be liked and have abandoned all role play long ago.

Can we who are captured by these pictures draw any wisdom from what we see? Have we any reason to stop and reflect, even for a few seconds before we return to our roles?” / Georg Klein, author and for many years researcher with The Tumour Biology Unit at The Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

34 color images • Afterword: Georg Klein • Translation to English: Aisling O'Neill • Editor: Gösta Flemming • Design and layout: Tina Enghoff • Hard cover with dust jacket • 215 x 270 mm • 92 pages • English/Swedish • 2004

Selected for the exhibition Tell Me Your Truth, Panoràmic film and photo festival, Granollers, Barcelona, Spain 2020.

Shortlisted for the Swedish Photobook/Best Photobook Award 2004.